Monday, May 23, 2011

Taipei Kaypo tRips~~~

after waited for 10 mths +++


finally...

TAIPEI, here we cOme~~~~

grabbed the super cheap tics at ard rm 300 KL - Taipei round trip in the AA Zero Fare promo last Apr/ May 2010...

we gotten the morning 9am flight...

prevent AA 's habit of delaying flight... we drop the risk and went KL the nite before...




stayed a nite at Tune Hotel...

we walked there with our luggage from LCCT...

walking distance 10-15 mins...~

in fact, there are FREE Shuttle Bus or Paid Shuttle ( rm 1/ pax/way ) from LCCT to Tune...

just we lazy to wait for the bus~






happee Kaypo Gang~~




we reached !!!

saw bunch of masaleh with beers, outside Tune, ' welcoming ' us..



* excited...


hate the ' black + dirty ' scene outside LCCT...

u know what I mean...




the building is Nice and Clean !!



different sign of Love outside each room...




*forgot to take pic of the room.. as too tired...

rooms are way nicer than our expectation...

Mung said it's a lot cleaner, newer, nicer than the Tune in KL City...





super 'unhealthy' chic drumsticks from LCCT, rm 18 + !! **************

zZzzzzzzzzzzZZzz.....


the moment has come...




woke up at 7am, taken quick bath, took shuttle to LCCT, had McD breaky, checked in, HELLO Taipei !!!


:)))))))))))))))




thanks my bie, to get me this iPad...

and my ex-colleague to provide me this Gossip Girl Season 4 !!!

killed my 5 hrs journey beautifully on Air Asia... when everyone doesn't get to watch movie/ play game !!! *weEeeee~~~





Sheepy met his fren, sampah kia-Elmo







no doubt, the flight meals on Air Asia always not bad...
Mung had this Nasi Lemak, served with Rendang, ikan bilis and peanuts, Egg..
nice but bit salty... reckon Kung Po Chicken Rice is best !!



2.40pm...
we touched down Tao Yuan Taiwan International Airport !!!!!!!!!



I've planned a very full and packed 5 days 4 nites trip for my kaypo gang...
too many pics , hence, I gotta blog in several posts to cover my trip...
below links to other posts...

1st day - Wu Fen Pu
2nd day - Taipei 101, 东区
3rd day - Gu Gong , Dan Shui
4th day - Jiu Fen
Xi Men Ting
Night Markets
Hot Spring

on da 4th nite...
Pei and I die die must pay a visit to the famous 24hrs Book Store...
it's really big and full of varietiesssss of bookkkkkssssss~~~

3am ..... @.@



packing packing.... wuuu wuuuu~~~




2pm 3rd March, 2011...
time to say bye bye to Taipei...
I will definitely go again, and next round, I must cover Tai Chung, Hua Lian and Gao Xiong...
tho I had damn loads of nice foods in this trip, yet I still have a lot that yet to try....
hmmmm.....
the airport staff, mis-calculated our check-in lugagges for 20kgs missing...
we all had cold sweat to be told that overweight for 24 kgs... wondering how much to pay !! luckily I found out their mistakes in the end...
thus... safe ~!! :)



the dessert and mochi that we da pao at our hotel area~~





nice toilet !



Hello Kitty Nursery in Tao Yuan Air Port












we burfday gift to Zoe !!! given on the flight !!

hehe





cut and stick , turn it to be a cake !!





bye~




abOut our Stay in Taipei

** con't mah Taipei Trip **


this post is about the place we stay during our 5 days trip in Taipei...

台北时尚之星 - it's a new building since 2010...

click here for more photo...


located at 台北市大同區五原路19號 - 雙連站

just 2 station from Taipei Main Train Station... maps here



we booked this homestay/ service apartment tru this website...

however, upon check in, the receptionist just told me TWAngel has just ended the contract with 时尚之星

thus, can no more link to this apartment from TWangel website..

but can direct booking with them...



approximately TWD 1800 - 2000 per nite...

we gotten some discount, thus, paid around TWD 1700 per nite... :P

a suite with living room, kitchen, bath room with jaguzzi bath tub...



once u entered the room...

u see this LCD TV, with 100 channels...

working tables with internet cables and FREE Wi-Fi...




couch that very nice to sleep

( my aunt fell asleep on the couch every nite... as she can't help to flip tru the 100 channels till 3 ish every night... )




walked up the short stair case... to reach the double bed~~~

我爱阁楼~~ :)






the toilet facilities are all brand new...

no more concern for me !! *phew~

I scare of yellowish bath tub and toilet bowl~~ :P
nice thing of this bath room is...

it comes with a Jaguzzi Bath Tub...

I enjoyed my jaguzzi session Every Night... after a long day...

seriously.. it does really help to released the tire'ness of the day !!!






full-equiped Kitchen...

too bad.. we din get a chance to enjoy the facilities...

din even boil a pot of hot water !!



each room comes with washing machine and dryer !!

how nice !





besides all these,

towels, mineral water, hair dryer extra pillow are all in the package too !!! ^^
this is the pic I taken before we left..
we had an extra bed in one of the room, additional paid TWD 450 per nite...

for the extra double bed~~




I like their lift..

so sweet to have a " Delay " button for the passenger to on-hold the lift..

instead of keep pressing the "open door" button...




-- to get here from airport:-



從機場抵達有以下幾種
1.搭乘巴士到台北車站→坐計程車至時尚之星,車資約150元
2.搭乘巴士到台北車站→搭乘捷運雙連站約20元 →走路約十分鐘抵達時尚之星
3.搭乘計程車至時尚之星 約一千元台幣左右



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walk out to the big junction from where we stay...







crossing this road...

u can reach the Train Station within 5 mins...
on da way...

there are alot of foods stall, restaurant and also 7-eleven...

all within walking distance of 5-10 mins...




variesties of beverages available in TW 7-eleven...

all in very cheap prices...






I choosen a Lemon Drinks with huge Aloe Vera + cute comics~ :)








there's a super duper recommended Bakery just along the road...

selling varieties of breads / pastries with very cheap prices...





Mung got this super Eggies Bread for only TWD 30 ( approximately rm 3.20 )


Bun with Chic Floss, very rich Egg Mayo topped with Egg and cucumber





how on earth could we get such a full-ingredients pastries in Malaysia at such a reasonable price...
it's only available at high tea session, around 3-4pm...

they sell only those normal breads during breakfast...




2nd day morning,

we settled our breaky at this Beef Noodle Shop which situated nearby Xuan Lian Train Station..














super love their self-service for this pickles... 酸菜

cuz I can add as much as I want !!! ^^




Beef Glass Noodles




the portion is very generous, each of us hardly finish our meals...

Beef Noodles




Pork Slices and Veggie Noodles




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on the 4th day morning...

we tried out the Teppanyaki Shop nearby our apartment which highly recommended by one of the taxi driver...


a very simple shop with not much decoration...

when we looked at the cheap price...

we did not have any high expectation... just treated it as a fast food teppan...










the portion of veggie are given very generous portion to each of us...
they fried cabbages and bean sprout separately with diff recipe... bit diff with those serving in Malaysia...


the veggie are really sweet and nice !!!





Seriously,
this was the very first time, I had such a nice teppanyaki at such a low price...

Imagine the price of most of the selections is averagely at around TWD 110 ONLY...

all selection served with bowl of white rice, free flow drinks, free flow soup of the day,

very big portion of cabbages and black pepper bean sprout ( which is really a new and fresh recipe afterall ^^ )


Teppanyaki Beef




many Prawns with heaps of Spring Onion




Mushroom with Bassil , this is cheaper, only TWD 80 or 90




Fried Scallop with Bassil and Onion





Grilled Cod Fish

no way to have such a big piece for such a price in Malaysia !!






I had the Lemon Grilled Saba Fish... very fresh and a big piece served !







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along the road, there's a shop selling dumpling !!

seeing them producing dumpling non-stop daily...

must have a try before going home !!









we took away some fried dumpling...

original (pork + cabbage) , Ku Cai (chives) , Kimchi , Curry and etc...

TWD 7 for each...

ingredients generous and juicy !! I miss it so much !!!




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we wanted to try this since the 1st day while we walked to the Train Station from our apartment...

however, we backed home after 1am every nite..

barely got the chance to dine in...

therefore, we took away the dessert and had it at the airport on our last day !!! *weee~





their Home Signature Mochi...

Huge and chewy...

really nice... even their peanut mixed are really yummy too !!








Glutinuous Rice Ball In Red Bean Soup




to be cont'